Contents - Volume 14, 1881
All full-page illustrations (plates) in this volume can be seen in the Picture Gallery.
- (title page)
- Addenda et Corrigenda.
- New Zealand Institute.
- Abstracts of Rules and Statutes.
- List of Incorporated Societies.
Transactions Of The New Zealand Institute, 1881.
- Art. I.—Historical Incidents and Traditions of the Olden Times, pertaining to the Maoris of the North Island, (East Coast), New Zealand; highly illustrative of their national Character, and containing many peculiar, curious, and little-known Customs and Circumstances, and Matters firmly believed by them. Now, for the first time, faithfully translated from old Maori Writings and Recitals; with explanatory Notes. Part II..
- Art. II.—Contributions towards a better Knowledge of the Maori Race.
- Art. III.—On the fine Perception of Colours possessed by the ancient Maoris.
- Art. IV.—Notes upon the great Floods of February, 1868.
- Art. V.—Remarks on the Sand Dunes of the West Coast of the Provincial District of Wellington
- Art. VI.—On the Taieri River Floods and their Prevention.
- Art. VII.—On the Reclamation of Waste River Beds.
- Art. VIII.—A few Remarks on the Carved Stone Bird, named Korotangi by the Maoris, now in the possession of Major Wilson.
- Art. IX.—On Vertical Triangulation.
- Art. X.—Notes on the Height of Mount Cook.
- Art. XI.—Remarks on Mr. Frankland's Paper on “Mind-Stuff”
- Art. XII.—On the Production of Inflammatory Action in detached Portions of dead Animal Bodies.
- Art. XIII.—On a Source of Water Supply for Invercargill.
- Art. XIV.—On the Conversion and Civilization of the Maoris in the South of New Zealand.
- Art. XV.—Fallacies in the Theory of Circular Motion.
- Art. XVI.—On the New Zealand Hydrobiinæ.
- Art. XVII.—On a new Genus of Rissoinæ.
- Art. XVIII.—On the Fresh-water Lamellibranchs of New Zealand.
- Art. XIX.—Notes on some Pulmonate Mollusca.
- Art. XX.—Notes on the Anatomy of the Bitentaculate Slugs of New Zealand.
- Art. XXI.—Notes on some Branchiate Mollusca.
- Art. XXII.—Description of two little-known Species of New Zealand Shells.
- Art. XXIII.—Notes on New Zealand Mollusca.
- Art. XXIV.—Additions to the New Zealand Crustacea.
- Art. XXV.—On some Subterranean Crustacea.
- Art. XXVI.—History of Fish Culture in New Zealand.
- Art. XXVII.—On the Occurrence of the Salmon Trout in Nelson Harbour.
- Art. XXVIII.—On two Species of Nudibranchiate Mollusca.
- Art. XXIX.—Further Notes on Coccidæ in New Zealand, with Descriptions of new Species.
- Art. XXX.—Additions to the Crustacean Fauna of New Zealand.
- Art. XXXI.—On the Notornis.
- Art. XXXII.—On the Skeleton of Notornis mantelli.
- Art. XXXIII.—On a new Method of preserving Cartilaginous Skeletons and other soft Animal Structures.
- Art. XXXIV.—Notice of the Occurrence of the Eastern Golden Plover (Charadrius fulvus) in the Auckland District.
- Art. XXXV.—Notice of the Occurrence of the Australian Roller (Eurystomus pacificus) in New Zealand.
- Art. XXXVI.—On some new Marine Planarians.
- Art. XXXVII.—Additions to the List of New Zealand Shells.
- Art. XXXVIII.—On Pseudo-scab and Lung-worm in Sheep.
- Art. XXXXIX—Notes on Zoological Researches made on the Chicken Islands, East Coast of the North Island.
- Art. XL.—On some new and undescribed Species of New Zealand Insects, of the Orders Orthoptera and Coleoptera.
- Art. XLI.—Descriptions of New Shells.
- Art. XLII.—Description of new Cephalopoda.
- Art. XLIII.—On the Fresh-water Algæ of New Zealand.
- Art. XLIV.—On some Additions to the Flora of New Zealand.
- Art. XLV.—Contributions to a Flora of the Nelson Provincial District.
- Art. XLVI.—A Description of a few new Plants from our New Zealand Forests.
- Art. XLVII.—On the Alpine Flora of New Zealand. Plates XXIV.–XXXV.
- Art. XLVIII.—On some Plants new to New Zealand, and Description of a new Species.
- Art. XLIX.—On new Species of New Zealand Diatoms.
- Plate XXII., fig. 1: a, front view; b, suture; c, side view.
- Art. L.—Description of new Plants.
- Art. LI.—Description of new Plants.
- Art. LII.—Notes on Epacris microphylla in New Zealand.
- Art. LIII.—On the Sugar Values of Beet-roots grown in the Waikato District
- Art. LIV.—Notes on Sorghum Experiment.
- Art. LV.—On an abnormal Growth of New Zealand Flax.
- Art. LVI.—On the New Zealand Olives.
- Art. LVII.—Notice of the Occurrence of Triodia and Atropis in New Zealand with Descriptions of new Species.
- Art. LVIII.—A Revision of the New Zealand Lepidia, with Descriptions of new Species.
- Art. LIX.—Notes on recent Additions to the New Zealand Flora.
- Art. LX.—Notes on Plants from Campbell Island.
- Art. LXI.—On the Preparation of Spontaneously Inflammable Phosphine.
- Art. LXII.—On a new Form of Burette.
- Art. LXIII.—Notes on Refrigeration.
- Art. LXIV.—On the supposed Paraffin Deposit at Waiapu.
- Art. LXV.—On a Search for the Poisonous Principle of Brachyglottis repanda and B. rangiora.
- Art. LXVI.—On a new Theory of the Mode by which Photographic Effects are produced with Silver Salts.
- Art. LXVII.—On the Percentage of Citric Acid obtained from Limes grown in Auckland and Tahiti.
- Art. LXVIII.—On the Formation of Lake Wakatipu.
- Art. LXIX.—Description of new Tertiary Fossils.
- Art. LXX.—On a Deposit of Moa Bones near Motanau, North Canterbury.
- Art. LXXI.—Further Notes on the Thermal Springs in the Hanmar Plains, Provincial District of Nelson.
- Art. LXXII.—Notes on the Mineralogy of New Zealand.
- Art. LXXIII.—On Crystalline Rocks.
- Art. LXXIV.—Notes on a Pseudomorphous Form of Gold.
- Art. LXXV.—A Study of the Causes leading to the Extinction of the Maori.
- Art. LXXVI.—On the fine Perception of Colours possessed by the ancient Maoris. (Addendum to Art. III.)
- Art. LXXVII.—On the Origin of the New Zealand Flora—being a Presidential Address to the Otago Institute.
- Art. LXXVIII.—Origin and Early History of the Canterbury Museum: being the Annual Address.
- New Zealand Institute
Wellington Philosophical Society.
First Meeting. 6th August, 1881.
- Second Meeting. 20th August, 1881.
Third Meeting. 3rd September, 1881.
Fourth Meeting. 17th September, 1881.
Fifth Meeting. 22nd October, 1881.
Sixth Meeting. 21st January, 1882.
Annual Meeting. 11th February, 1882.
- Abstract of Report for 1881
- Election of Officers for 1882
- Address by the President, Dr. Hector (abstract)
- On a Fundamental Error in Dynamics, the Theory of Gravitation, and the Nebular Hypothesis
- List of Sertularians collected in Wellington. Abnormal Colouring in the Kokako.
- Reported Capture of a Californian Salmon at Riverton. Fossil Cetaceans New System of Telegraphic Weather Reports Remarks on New Zealand Sponges
First Meeting. 13th June, 1881.
Second Meeting. 11th July, 1881.
Third Meeting. 8th August, 1881.
Fourth Meeting. 5th September, 1881.
Fifth Meeting. 3rd October, 1881.
Sixth Meeting. 15th November, 1881.
Annual General Meeting. 21st February, 1882.
Philosophical Institute of Canterbury.
First Meeting. 2nd March, 1881.
- Second Meeting. 7th April, 1881.
- Third Meeting. 5th May, 1881.
- Fourth Meeting. 2nd June, 1881.
- Fifth Meeting. 16th June, 1881.
- Sixth Meeting. 7th July, 1881.
- Seventh Meeting. 4th August, 1881.
Eighth Meeting. 1st September, 1881.
Ninth Meeting. 6th October, 1881.
Annual Meeting. 3rd November, 1881.
First Meeting. 6th April, 1881.
Second Meeting. 21st June, 1881.
Third Meeting. 19th July, 1881.
Fourth Meeting. 30th August, 1881.
Fifth Meeting. 21st September, 1881.
- Sixth Meeting. 22nd November, 1881.
Annual Meeting. 31st January, 1882.
Hawke's Bay Philosophical Institute.
Annual General Meeting. 7th February, 1881.
First Ordinary Meeting. 9th May, 1881.
Second Ordinary Meeting. 13th June, 1881.
- Third Ordinary Meeting. 11th July, 1881.
Fourth Ordinary Meeting. 8th August, 1881.
- Fifth Ordinary Meeting. 10th October, 1881.
Sixth Ordinary Meeting. 14th November, 1881.
- Council Meeting. 4th October, 1881.
First Meeting. 11th May, 1881.
Second Meeting. 3rd June, 1881.
Third Meeting. 19th August, 1881.
Fourth Meeting. 20th September, 1881.
Fifth Meeting. 11th October, 1881.
- Comparative Abstract for 1881 and previous Years.
- Average Temperature of Seasons, compared with those of the previous year.